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Research Expertise
Motivation , physical activity promotion
Brief Portrait
Athanasios Papaioannou is Professor of Sport Psychology and Director of the Master’s program in Psychology of Exercise. In addition, he is the coordinator for the university of Thessaly of the Erasmus Mundus programme “European Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology”. He holds a Diploma in Physical Education and Sport Science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MPhil in Psychology of Physical Activity from the university of Manchester and a PhD in Psychology in Education and Sport from the university of Manchester. In 2001 he was elected member of the Managing Council of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP), in 2013 he was elected the Vice-president of ISSP while in 2005-2009 he has been the Treasurer of this organization. He was the Director of the 10th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Skiathos, June 2001. He is the past president of the Greek Society of Sport Psychology and past Vice-president of the Hellenic Academy of Physical Education. He is editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (IJESP) and he has been member of the Editorial Board of various journals. Professor Papaioannou has been the scientific coordinator of national and European projects aiming to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles of children and adolescents. He co-edited the Routledge Companion of Sport and Exercise Psychology with Dieter Hackfort and he co-authored 3 Greek books in the area of psychology and physical education, 2 books for public education in Greece and one Greek book in statistics. He wrote more than 100 articles in journals and congress proceedings in the areas of motivation, physical activity promotion and health-related behaviours. He has been invited speaker for the topic of motivation in sport and exercise in several international and national congresses. He is married with a young daughter and he likes jogging.
Selected Publications
1 Schinke, R.J., Stambulova, N.R., Lidor, R., Papaioannou, A., & Ryba, T. (2015).ISSP position stand: Social missions through sport and exercise psychology. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2014.999698
2 Smith, N., Tessier, D., Tzioumakis, Y., Quested, E., Appleton, P., Sarrazin, P., Papaioannou, A., Duda, J.L. (2015). Development and validation of the multidimensional motivational climate observation system. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 37(1), 4-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsep.2014-0059

Slawinska, M.M., Papaioannou, A.G., Chatzisarantis, N.L.D., Hatzigeorgiadis, A., Davis, P.A. (2015). On the relativistic nature of predicted and real physical experiences: A field experiment. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 16, 106-111. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2014.10.001

4 Gorozidis, G., & Papaioannou, A.G. (2014). Teachers’ motivation to participate in training and to implement innovations. Teaching and teacher education, 39, 1-11. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2013.12.001
5 Zourbanos, N., Papaioannou, A., Argyropoulou, E., & Hatzigeorgiadis, A. (2014). Achievement goals and self-talk in physical education: The moderating role of perceived competence. Motivation & Emotion, 38, 235-251. DOI: 10.1007/s11031-013-9378-x





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